Entries by Barbara Rogers

Offbeat Places Kids Love in Italy

Taking children to Italy’s top destinations doesn’t have to mean standing in line at theme parks or constant searching for “kiddy” amusements. Kids love quirky places, and may not always find interesting the same places you do. So capture their imagination with offbeat, strange and outright bizarre experiences along with the great sights on your […]

8 Places to Take Kids in Spain

Spain appeals to the child in everyone, so how could it not delight children? The Spanish find pleasure in the simplest of activities — sitting in a café drinking a frosty glass of horchata, watching children play soccer in a plaza, strolling through a park — and their enjoyment of life is contagious for all […]

Where to Take Kids in Helsinki, Finland

Finland’s capital city is off the more familiar tourist routes in Europe, so you probably won’t have many friends giving you tips on what to do there. But it’s a good city to enjoy with the whole family, with a good mix of made-for-kids attractions and others with plenty to keep them interested. Begin at […]

Take the Kids to Stockholm’s Djurgarden

It would be hard to imagine a child-friendlier capital than Stockholm. Start with how easy it is to get around, even with small children: The subway has stroller ramps and elevators, buses have straight-on entry without steps, adults with children in strollers ride free, children under 7 ride free anytime and those under 12 don’t […]

Kid-Friendly Attractions in Bridgeport, Conn.

There’s a lot to make little kids smile in Bridgeport, Conn. The first is the Barnum World of Wonders, exhibits from the P.T. Barnum Museum recalling the great days of the circus. Barnum lived in Bridgeport for years (he was once its mayor) and his circus wintered here, as did his protégé Tom Thumb, who, […]

Stepping into the Past at King’s Landing

Living museums that are entire villages give kids a unique chance to step inside another time in history. But King’s Landing, in New Brunswick, gives American kids an added opportunity — that of seeing the American Revolution from a different perspective. During and after the Revolution, thousands of Americans from New England who remained loyal […]